The Best June Events For Dogs And Dog Lovers

Here’s our round-up of the best events happening around Ontario this June. Dog lovers rejoice, take your dog to these pet-friendly events and enjoy the summer sun!

Important Dates

National Pet Preparedness Month. This month, timed for the first month of hurricane season, urges people with pets to make preparations in case they should be hit by a disaster…and that includes making plans for what you would do with your dog in case of a hurricane, tornado, flood or other natural disaster.

National Adopt A Cat Month. Summer means kitten season! It’s a great time to adopt a cat.

National Adopt A Shelter Cat Month. Adopt, don’t shop this month.

Social Pet Working Month. Share your pets or boost adoptable animals on social media.

June 4: Hug Your Cat Day.

June 5-11, 2016:  Pet Appreciation Week. First week in June.

June 9: World Pet Memorial Day.

June 11: Just One Day.

June 19: Father’s Day

Mid-June: Animal Rights Awareness Week.

June 20-24: Take Your Dog to Work Week.

June 21: National Dog Party Day.

June 24 [not confirmed]: Take Your Cat to Work Day.

June 24, 2016: Take Your Dog to Work Day. 

The Best June Event for Dogs and Dog LoversEvents

Redemption Dogs Pop Up Adopt Shop

June 4, 2016
Purina PawsWay
12:00pm to 5:00pm
Admission: Free

Redemption Dogs will host a 5-hour pop up adopt event here at Purina PawsWay. There will be lots of dogs looking to start a new life here in Toronto!

Rescue groups onsite will include: • Black Dog Rescue • Moosonee Puppy Rescue • Save Me Rescue • Dire Woofs • Safehome Rescue

Pet Loss Support Group

June 4, 2016
Purina PawsWay
11:30am to 1:00pm
Admission: Free, but please RSVP to

If you have experienced the loss of your animal or are anticipating the loss of your animal, know that you are not alone in the grief that you are feeling. The purpose of this group is to create a safe and supportive environment where everyone’s grief matters. Participants will have an opportunity to express their loss and share memories of their companions. The group meets the first Saturday of each month.

June 5, 2016
Heydenshore Pavilion, Whitby
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $25-$45
Benefiting: Human Society of Durham Region

Join us for the 6th annual Furry Friends 5K. The Furry Friends 5K is a fundraising event that you do by yourself or with your dog. Come out for some fresh air and exercise and raise some money for some great charities.

June 11th-12th, 2017
RA Centre, Ottawa
Admission: FREE

Ottawa Dog Festival celebrates the grace, beauty, athleticism, loyalty, intelligence, and yes, even the silliness of our four-legged best friends!

Held outdoors at the RA Centre, rain or shine, with competitions, dedicated doggy play zones, food trucks, a Sundeck patio, and an awesome selection of vendors offering everything from Crates to Cookies!

 Don’t Miss The Dog Lovers Days Lure Course, open to the public for trials

  • Rideau River Dock Dogs Diving Competitions and Public Trials
  • Adrenaline Rush Performance Dogs Disc Dog and Flyball Demonstrations
  • Nutram Play Zone & Doggy Splash Pools
  • VIPooch Area with The Wunderdogs, Purrdy Paws Mobile Spa, Pet Psychics & Therapists
  • Retractable leases are not allowed. They are WAY too dangerous. Dogs MUST be on-leash at all times, unless in one of our enclosed play areas.

Trick Your Mutt Into Doing Tricks

June 11, 2016
20 Gordonridge Pl, Scarborough
12:00pm to 3:00pm

if you’re in the Toronto area and want to have fun with your Dog then come on out and show us what your dog can do. Show us the tricks that you have been working on and win a prize package; on best doggy trick. Good Luck!

Off Leash Safety Course

June 15, 2016
Purina Pawsway
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Admission: $10.75

STAY SAFE, PLAY SAFE! Learn everything you need to know to keep your dog safe in an Off Leash environment – whether at PawsWay or outside. Discover invaluable tips on canine body language and how to ensure safe, responsible and fun environment for you and your dog. This course is mandatory for visitors attending PawsWay’s off leash programs.

Park & Bark Dog Day

June 18, 2016
Green P Lot, 20 Castlefield Ave, Toronto
11:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: FREE

Exhibitors, speakers every 1/2 hour, doggy fashion show and enter to win the Best Dressed Dog Contest. Food & so much fun.

Poochie Power Walk

June 18, 2016
Riverside Park
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Admission: Print your pledge sheet HERE
Benefiting: Cambridge & District Humane Society

The Poochie Power Walk encourages pet lovers of the Cambridge area and beyond to run or walk with (or without) their dogs! There is no fee to attend, and the walk is not mandatory, you can just enjoy the activities! Visit our vendor marketplace, raffles, door prizes, dog demonstrations, contests and games for pets and people, as well as an all day BBQ, all in support of the Cambridge & District Humane Society.

DogLoversDays… Bring Your Dog!

June 18, 2016
Downtown Woodstock
10:00am to 4:00pm

DogLoversDays is a fun filled family day with your dog! A day when you can relax and watch YOUR dog be the star! A complete interactive “dog” festival where the family dog has fun running agility and speed tracks and much more. If it’s called a dog festival, it should be “all about the dog”. Your dog can have a ball running a lure course, Have some fund in the Doggie Play Zone, or visit a Holistic Healer at the Health and Wellness Centre. There are also numerous vendors and lots to see. Come on out and Bring Your Dog!

Puppy Kindergarten Class (For puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old)
Jun 18, 2016 to Jul 9, 2016
Purina Pawsway
10:30am to 11:30am
Admission: $149+HST for 4 weeks

Puppy Kindergarten is a fun and interactive way to introduce puppies and owners to basic training. Starting early with fun and rewarding positive motivational training helps teach the behavior we want before bad habits have a chance to form.

Dogtopia Presents: Bubbles For Bello

June 19, 2016
Dogtopia Erindale, 1100 Burnhamthorpe Rd Mississauga
10:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: FREE

The Bello Project, under the home hospice association, will be having it’s annual charity dog wash!

The Bello Project is a service provided to pets and their terminally ill owners during the final days, that works to continue providing support and soothe the bond between a stressful time.

Not only will you be able to wash your furry friend for $15, there will also be a BBQ with snacks and drinks provided with a donation.

June 19, 2016
Purina PawsWay
10:00am to 11:00am
Admission: Tickets

Greyhound Walkers of Toronto is pleased to announce that we are registered as an official walk for the 2016 Great Global Greyhound Walk! Co-founders Goodman and Dagger are your hosts for the event, taking place in Toronto for the very first time on Sunday, June 19, 2016! Greyhounds and sighthounds from around the world will walk in unison.

“To bring owners together regardless of where their hound has been homed from, to celebrate greyhounds and other sighthounds, to raise awareness of greyhounds and to promote greyhounds as pets in a BIG way.”

dog*tec Dog Walking Academy Workshop

June 24, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
Toronto Centre for Canine Education
9:00am to 6:00pm
Admission: $650.00 USD

An intensive 4-day workshop leading to professional dog walking certification. Graduates come away fully equipped to start a dog walking business—or advance an existing one. Expand your knowledge of canine behavior, learn new pack-management techniques and fight protocols, and go through the A-Z of running and marketing a dog walking business.

Weinerfest Home Country Festival

Jun 25, 2016
Embro Community Recreational Centre
9:00am to 4:00pm
Admission: Donation

It will be and exciting day for you and your dog, with lots of fun things to see and participate in. We will be again having the lure course brought in by Dog Lovers Days , the agility course and fun zone will be back.. Come see how well your dog does at our new scent booth and demonstrations.

NEW this year come see Cynder the Trick Dachshund!!!! Over 100 tricks that she can show you.

Jun 25, 2016 to Jun 26, 2016
Downsview Park
10:00am to 5:00pm
Admission: FREE

Canadian Pet Expo would like to formally announce The SUMMER PET FEST! It’s set to be Canada’s largest FREE outdoor pet festival sprawling over 8 acres of Toronto’s finest parkland, a perfect setting for pet product exhibitors, family and pet activities, and all the summer fun pet lovers can handle, in one convenient location.

Special Events Include:

  • VIP Pet Family Tent
  • Competitive Dog Dock Diving
  • Disc Dog demonstrations
  • Best Dressed Pet Contest
  • Birds of Prey Demonstrations
  • Woofjocks Canine All-Stars
  • Reptilia Mini Zoo
  • Celebrity dogs

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